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Patient information strategies for decision-making and management of osteoarthritis 

Patient information strategies for decision-making and management of osteoarthritis
Patient information strategies for decision-making and management of osteoarthritis

Gillian Hawker

, Anne Lyddiatt

, Linda Li

, Dawn Stacey

, Susan Jaglal

, Sarah Munce

, and Esther Waugh

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date: 23 June 2021

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, disabling disease that warrants care that aligns with the principles of ‘chronic disease management’. Central to the success of chronic disease management is the ‘informed, activated patient’. Patient information strategies, including the use of patient decision aids, are essential to enabling patients with OA to self-manage their disease and engage in informed, shared decision-making. Such strategies are best delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers and adapted to the characteristics, preferences, and values of the individual OA patient. Patients actively involved in their own disease management, that is, ‘self-management’, including shared goal-setting and decision-making about treatment interventions, are, on average, more adherent to treatment recommendations, have enhanced self-efficacy and, ultimately, experience better health outcomes.

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